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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001217
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; one recessed panel with embossed writing on surface; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper
Accession Number
996001217
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular clear glass bottle; one recessed panel with embossed writing on surface; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
The J.R. Watkins Co.
Site Made (City)
Winona
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
The J.R. Watkins Co. // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-2 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.1 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
A.J. Gramp, "Nostrums & Quackery", V. II, 1921, p. 181
Research Facts
J.R. Watkins Co, Winona, Minn. produced the "Watkins Female Remedy": "19% alcohol and some vegetable extractives" with laxative qualities. It claimed to be a remedy for all female complaints and dis. of women: suppressed menstruation, falling of the womb and deranged menstrual periods, congestion of the ovaries and womb. The company was fined on Dec. 15, 1916 -- for making false and fraudulent claims. From A.J. Gramp, "Nostrums & Quackery", V. II, 1921, p. 181 [see sheet attached to accession form]; however, there is no evidence that this bottle contained "Watkins Female Remedy;" the company made other medications as well.
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J.R. Watkins bottle

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001124
Description
Tall rectangular bottle; one recessed panel with embossed writing in middle; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper
Accession Number
996001124
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Tall rectangular bottle; one recessed panel with embossed writing in middle; cylindrical neck
intended for cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Louisville Kentucky
in May 1993
Maker
The J.R. Watkins Co.
Site Made (City)
Winona
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The J.R. Watkins Co.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 1
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.1 cm. x Width: 5.9 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Nothing apparent
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001216
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; one recessed panel with embossed writing in it; cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper
Accession Number
996001216
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Small rectangular clear glass bottle; one recessed panel with embossed writing in it; cylindrical
neck intended for cork stopper
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection
Maker
The J.R. Watkins Co.
Site Made (City)
Winona
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The J.R. Watkins Co. // Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 4 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.2 cm. x Width: 5.0 cm. x Depth: 2.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some slight surface dirt accumulation
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
A.J. Gramp, "Nostrums & Quackery", V. II, 1921, p. 181
Research Facts
J.R. Watkins Co, Winona, Minn. produced the "Watkins Female Remedy": "19% alcohol and some
vegetable extractives" with laxative qualities. It claimed to be a remedy for all female
complaints and dis. of women: suppressed menstruation, falling of the womb and deranged
menstrual periods, congestion of the ovaries and womb. The company was fined on Dec. 15,
1916 -- for making false and fraudulent claims. From A.J. Gramp, "Nostrums & Quackery",
V. II, 1921, p. 181 [see sheet attached to accession form]; however, there is no evidence that this bottle contained "Watkins Female Remedy;" the company made other medications as well
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